ELECTIONS

INFORMATION CENTER

Welcome to the City of Mulberry Election Information Center. This information is intended to familiarize City Commission Candidates, campaign treasurers, and residents with the duties and responsibilities required under Florida’s Election Laws, and the City of Mulberry Charter. All requirements prescribed by State Statute, and included in this material, is subject to change by Florida Legislature.

ELECTIONS

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Florida Statutes 100.021; that the City of Mulberry will conduct its Municipal Election on April 02, 2019,  in the City of Mulberry, Florida to elect a Mayor and City Commissioner to Mayor (At Large) Seat #2 and Seat #4, each for a term of three (3) years.  The election will be held at the Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th Street, Mulberry, FL 33860. Candidates must reside within the municipal boundaries and be an elector of the City of Mulberry for at least six (6) months prior to the beginning of qualifying.

Qualifying for candidates will begin on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00 am through February 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 104 South Church Avenue, Mulberry, FL  33860.

To be eligible to vote in this General Election, you must reside within the municipal boundaries of the City of Mulberry and be registered with the Polk County Supervisor of Elections by March 4, 2019.

NOMINATION

MATERIALS

Persons may obtain blank petitions and other materials to be used in the qualifying procedure from the City Clerk’s office on or after, Monday, January 21, 2019. There is a twenty dollar ($20.00) City qualifying fee and a thirty-four dollars and forty–five cents ($34.45) state election assessment fee due upon submittal of qualifying papers. These fees must be paid by check from the campaign account only and made payable to the City of Mulberry.

Please contact the City Clerk’s office Monday through Thursday 8:00AM to 5:00PM and Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM at (863) 425-1125 ext 223 for more information.

To become a candidate, you must be a registered voter in Polk County, a qualified elector in the City of Mulberry residing in the corporate limits of the City of Mulberry, a resident of the City of Mulberry continuously for six months immediately preceding the date of commencement of the term of office and hold no other public office.

All precincts will vote at the:

Mulberry Civic Center

Voters will elect a Mayor and one City Commissioner for the following seat(s):

Mayor (At Large) Seat #2 and Seat #4

Registering to Vote

City residents who are not registered to vote, but would like to participate in the April 2nd City Elections, have until March 4th to submit their completed voter registration form to the Elections Office in Mulberry. To register to vote on-line, click here. For information to register to vote go to voter registration information. Applications are available at Polk County Supervisor of Elections, Mulberry City Hall, post offices and libraries.

Registered voters are reminded to update the elections office with any name or address changes prior to Election Day. To change your voter information on-line, click here. Below are a few links that will help guide you through the Election process.

Sample Ballot

Absentee Ballots

Can’t make it to the polls? To request an absentee ballot, please contact the Polk County Supervisor of Elections at 863-534-5888 or visit polkelections.com.

2019 Election Information
2019 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook
2019 Candidate Handbook

IMPORTANT

ELECTION DATES

Regular Election

April 2, 2019 from 7:00AM to 7:00PM
Run-Off Election (if needed) – May 2, 2019

Candidate Qualifying Dates

Candidate Qualifying begins on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00AM EST and ends on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:00 Noon EST